Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: Italy

Shopping centre chic? Ciliegino, St. David’s 2, Cardiff.

I tend to find the food offering in large scale shopping centres in the UK more than a little dispiriting. Identikit chain restaurants offering mediocre food at anything but cheap … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Worthy of your hard earned dough? The Dough Thrower, Victoria Park, Cardiff.

The Dough Thrower, a new wood fired pizza place opposite Victoria Park, has been a long time coming. I have watched with interest the transformation of the previous incumbent (a … Continue reading

Jul 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Don’t judge a “libro” by its cover – Calabrisella, Canton, Cardiff

Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes and as a general rule the swankier the exterior and interior the higher the expectations in terms of the food on offer (and … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

Faux or fantastico? I Giardini di Sorrento Restaurant, Roath, Cardiff 

There was an interesting piece a while back in La Repubblica, supporting concerns raised by famed (3 Michelin star) Italian chef Niko Romito, as to the bastardisation by the World outside of … Continue reading

Mar 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

You’re hired 👉!!! Apprentice showcase pizza night at the Early Bird Bakery, Cathays, Cardiff

An invitation to the launch event of what looked like a very worthy endeavour linked to showcasing the skills of apprentices at the Early Bird Bakery (which as per usual … Continue reading

Nov 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Knock out pizza? Dusty Knuckle Pizza, Canton, Cardiff

As per usual I am very late to the game in visiting Dusty Knuckle’s ‘no longer’ new home at the Printhaus in Canton, Cardiff (and missed the boat completely when … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Going the whole …… Nine Yards, Italian cafe bar, Cardiff. UPDATE : closed

I have watched with interest the transformation of the ground floor of the Bunkhouse on St. Mary Street in Cardiff into the intriguing mix of an Italian bakery, come deli, … Continue reading

Jul 31, 2016 · 1 Comment